Freshman quarterback Scott Cade came off the bench to lead Johns Hopkins to a pair of second-half touchdowns and a 16-13 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison last night at Homewood Field.
Cade threw 3 yards to Tom Dretler with 1 minute, 19 seconds remaining to overcome a 13-8 FDU lead and then ran for the two-point conversion.
Cade completed 12 of 22 passes for 168 yards. He also scrambled for 71 yards and had 239 yards of total offense. Joe Richards caught five passes for 101 yards.
"I haven't started a game yet, but I got to play a lot in our first two games," said Cade. "I'm getting more used to playing the system, and our timing is starting to come."
Head coach Jim Margraff recruited Cade from Scarsdale, N.Y., while an assistant at Columbia University, but it was believed he couldn't play Division I-AA ball. Cade matriculated instead at Hopkins.
The victory was the first for new head coach Margraff after losses to Catholic University and Swarthmore, and the first for the Blue Jays over a team other than Western Maryland in three years.
Hopkins got the ball at the FDU 46 after a punt with 2:25 remaining in the game. Cade scrambled 21 yards to the FDU 25, and then hit Lou Angelos over the middle for 15 yards and a first down on the 10.
Cade passed 7 yards to Chris Ogeneski to the 3-yard line and then faked left and threw right to Dretler, who made a diving grab in the end zone for the game-winner.
"This is the third time in three games we've scored in a two-minute drill," said Margraff. "For a freshman, Cade showed a lot of poise. He seems to make things happen -- things that seem to come out right."
Before the game-winning drive, Hopkins had squandered opportunities and contributed to the Jersey Devils scores.
"When you're so close, you have to believe you can put it [the ball] in, but they had some big people up front who pounded us," Margraff said of the missed chances. "We had our best linemen in the game to push them back, but they couldn't do it."
FDU-Madison coach Paul Klika was so upset after the loss that he charged the officials and had to be restrained by his assistants.
Hopkins marched 99 yards in nine plays to move into an 8-7 lead. Dave Cosenza scored on a reverse from 17 yards out after Paul Ferrari had faked the FDU defense by starting a sweep to the right. Cade's pass to Erik Mont for the two-point conversion gave the Blue Jays the lead.
Cade completed three passes on the long drive to Joe Richards for 8, 18 and 43 yards.
Another gift from Hopkins allowed the Jersey Devils to regain the lead with 5:40 remaining in the fourth quarter. Ferrari fumbled the ball at the Blue Jays 13-yard line and John Silvestre recovered. On third down, Mike Liberato went around right end for 10 yards and the 13-8 lead.
FDU-Madison 7 0 0 6 -- 13
Johns Hopkins 0 0 0 16 -- 16
FDU--Ward 44 interception return (Koutstantanou kick)
JHU--Cosenza 17 run (Mont pass from Cade)
FDU--Liberato 10 run (kick failed)
JHU--Dretler 3 pass from Cade (Cade run)
RUSHING--FDU-Madison, Liberato, 9-38, 1 TD; Pierre, 10-29. Johns Hopkins, Ferrari, 18-68, Cade 23-48, Cosenza 1-17, 1 TD.
PASSING--FDU-Madison, Roedelbrom, 8-24-2--61. Johns Hopkins, Cade, 12-22-0--170, 1 TD; Gigliermo, 3-8-1--38.
RECEIVING--FDU-Madison, Coppiello, 2-20, Costello, 1-10, Stewart 2-11. Johns Hopkins, Richards, 6-107; Mont, 2-36; Ogneski, 2-21; Angelos, 2-25; Ferrari, 1-18.